The Department of Health says the majority of South Africans have been inoculated with Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.
Even though Government was planning to vaccinate people in rural areas with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the majority of residents in far-lying areas have been inoculated with the Pfizer vaccine.
According to the Minister of Health, Joe Phaahla initial plans were to jab South Africans with the J&J vaccine as it only requires one jab which would have ensured that more people get vaccinated over a shorter period of time.
Phaahla says South Africa now has a huge stock-pile of Pfizer doses.
Follow the Department of Health’s latest Covid-19 briefing here.
- Sinovac & Astra-Zeneca vaccines to be rolled out in South Africa in future.
- Not enough capacity to offer full-time weekend vaccinations.
- Government aims to vaccinate 40-million adults by the end of 2021.
A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 777 659 with 7 086 new cases reported. Today 431 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 82 261 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 544 563 with a recovery rate of 91,6% pic.twitter.com/xU0TwOWjCR
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) August 31, 2021
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) August 29, 2021